Friday Face Off : A Halloween read


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future’s themes are listed below – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme.  I’ve also listed events that take place during the year, that I’m aware of, so you can link up your covers – if you’re aware of any events that you think I should include then give me a shout.

This week’s theme:

A Halloween read

I can’t wait to see what everyone picks for their Halloween read.  I’ve gone for a book that I’ve not read yet but will be reading and reviewing this month.  This is a new release and it’s perfect for this week’s theme.  Horseman by Christina Henry – a retelling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow – what could be better for a Halloween read?  Here are the two covers:

My favourite

I actually like both of these.  The first one has a dark and ominous feel, the second maybe a little less ominous but I love the design.

If pushed I’d probably pick:


Perhaps not as dark as the first cover but there’s something about it that just appeals to me.

I’ve updated the list now to include themes for next year.  If you know of an event that’s coming up let me know and I’ll try and include covers that work for the event itself so that you can link up to the Friday Face Off and, as always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment – or if you’d like to host a week then simply let me know.  Also, I would just mention that it’s very possible that some of these might be repeats from previous FFOs although I have tried to invent more ‘open ended’ prompt that can be interpreted differently and also prompts that relate to emotions.  Finally, don’t struggle with any of these, this is meant to be a fun way of highlighting books.  If you can’t come up with a book you think fits for a particular week use a freebie – perhaps a recent read for example:

Next Week : Chills – anything at all that almost makes you too scared to pick up the book



8th – Chills – anything at all that almost makes you too scared to pick up the book (your own pet hate)

15th – Your favourite book of magic

22nd – Books with ‘Queen’ in the title

29th – Must be gothic

November – Sci Fi Month

5th – Your earliest sci-fi read or the first sci-fi you reviewed

12th – A book with ‘star’ in the title

19th – Futuristic vista

26th – A Black Hole – in the universe or going deep into the ground


3rd – Windswept, the classic figure, stood majestically, with wind blowing out in a fetching way

10th – A fairytale retold

17th – Winter Solstice approaching – anything cold and seasonal

24th – All things fire – red hair, red covers, fire breathing dragons, simply fire?

31st – What’s your catnip – if it’s on a cover you have to pick it up


10 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A Halloween read”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The second cover is certainly intriguing, but the horse-shaped tree stole my heart (or should I say “my eyes”?) from day one… 😉

  2. Tammy

    I like both of these too, but the US cover is so clever, so I have to go with that as my favorite.

  3. Lexlingua

    Ooh, I think you spoke about this book some time back? I love the tale of Sleepy Hollow and all-in for any retellings. Agree with the cover choice too. 🙂

  4. confessionsofayareader

    I really like both covers.

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Haha, yep, we chose the same book! Though I prefer the Berkley cover 🙂

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